CC6:bioplastics & camuflage

The research on smart fabrics derived from urban organic waste, are used  to create fibers of bioplastics for the manufacture of  canvas for advertising and sports apparel.

Taking the proportions of the recyclable organic resources such as fabrics, paper and vegetables, 3 capsules are created in layers that are multiplied according to the thickness or width required for the advertising or for sports clothing.

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This research began 10 years ago, in the Seminar of “Social Strafication” , at the Catholic University of Milan, on the efficient use of resources by the  researcher Gabrielle Mentges.

 

From there, I started my own research, self-taught on organic chemistry, molecular structures, circular fabric, woven and dyed.

During my trip to Oaxaca, I learned of natural dyes derived from plants and minerals, for textiles such as the use of the larva of cochineal insect that feeds on cactus, for the production of purple, red and magenta.; The sandal wood for pink and orange; the use of indigo for the shade of blue and gray; yellow derived from the shell of the nut; and mixtures to generate a wider range of colors.

 

On the effects of change, took as an example to the squids, which during its mating season, change colours to communicate between them. “Red” during a combat situation; “green” mating between a male and female; and “brown” to get into his shelter. Their molecules may vary by an electrical impulse and also the clothes that use these molecules on their surface, causing the camouflage in the sportswear.

 

 

During my residence in Vancouver, Canada, I learned the efficient use of the following resources: water and electricity, as well as the importance of temperature control to reduce the consumption of energy for homes and commercial premises. The sealing of windows to a constant temperature to have a own greenhouse for the cultivation of plants for natural dyes and food. The reduction of energy consumption , by the ironing of clothes, the reduction in the use of water in the had , the recycling of inks for fabrics, the cultivation of natural fabrics (coconut, pineapple, bamboo, linen, hemp) that are friendlier to human health, reforestation as a positive activity of social impact.

 

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